On the brink of Brexit: Scotland's future in Europe - comments On the brink of Brexit : Scotland's future in Europe 2016-12-29T12:45:55Z https://www.taurillon.org/on-the-brink-of-brexit-scotland-s-future-in-europe#comment22461 2016-12-29T12:45:55Z <p>Peter : I believe that's justified, as the June 23 referendum changed the circumstances rather profoundly in Scotland. Ahead of the Scottish referendum in 2014, it was assumed that the best way for Scotland to secure its membership of the European Union would be by remaining a part of the United Kingdom. Now, however, the likelihood of remaining a part of both the United Kingdom and the European Union is approaching zero, as the Westminster government has repeatedly said that they won't accept a differentiated Brexit.</p> <p>If 55% of the electorate wish to remain a part of the UK, and 62% wish to remain in the European Union, but there cannot be two unions, asking the public to choose is a valid option. I recognise that there are caveats, for instance the fact that one can exaggerate the simplicity of re-entry to the EU, and before a new independence referendum the public discussion needs to be based on facts (something that didn't happen before the June 23 referendum). Therefore, I believe that a referendum, and importantly an informed one, is needed to bring the debate to a reasonable conclusion.</p> On the brink of Brexit : Scotland's future in Europe 2016-12-29T08:52:58Z https://www.taurillon.org/on-the-brink-of-brexit-scotland-s-future-in-europe#comment22460 2016-12-29T08:52:58Z <p>Incredible not to mention 2014 referendum which voters rejected Scottish independence.</p> On the brink of Brexit : Scotland's future in Europe 2016-12-27T19:15:13Z https://www.taurillon.org/on-the-brink-of-brexit-scotland-s-future-in-europe#comment22455 2016-12-27T19:15:13Z <p>Well done dear Carol. I personnaly agree on your point of view regardind to Scotland's position about Brexit UK decison. Hopefully expect Mr. Michael Russell, Scotland's chief negotiator in the Brexit process, come to a favourable solution for Scotland. Best regards. Osiris Silva, Manaus, Amazonas - Brazil.</p>